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Stop the Attacks on the Clean Air Act

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Assaults on the Clean Air Act in order to protect polluter profits is not only ridiculous, but they are also very dangerous.

Senator Rockefeller Pushes For Moratorium On EPA Authority

The Washington Post | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-WVa.) will introduce legislation Thursday to impose a two-year moratorium on the Environmental Protection Agency's ability...

The Climate Movement Heeds the Call

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

We are hearing lots of conflicting statements on the status of a comprehensive climate bill. Depending on who you read or listen to, it's either stil...

Meatless Monday: The Eyes of Texas

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

My father's joke is, you know when you're in trouble when you hear: 1) The check is in the mail. or 2) I'm from the government, I'm here to help you. ...

Senator Murkowski is Working Full Time on Behalf of Polluting Industries

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Last night, Senator Murkowski was treated to a fundraiser by lobbyists for the Nuclear Energy Institute, Duke Energy and Peabody Coal. Political Part...

EPA's Pragmatic Approach to Regulating Climate

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

Our history of pollution control has always been gradual -- and always involved accommodation of local economic and political interests.

Asia Ozone Pollution Making Its Way To U.S., Study Finds

McClatchy | Les Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new study further bolsters concerns that pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean from China and other rapidly developing Asian nati...

Senator Blanche Lincoln Tries To Block Clean Air Act, Sierra Club, MoveOn.Org Respond (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) joined ranks with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) late last month when she cosponsored legislation to block the...

PolluterHarmony.com - Let Us Do The Dirty Work

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kert Davies

With the Federal government shut down by back to back record breaking blizzards, members of Congress are huddled at home, wandering the internet, perh...

ConocoPhillips To Pay $175,000 Fine For

Durango Herald | Chuck Slothower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ConocoPhillips Co. has agreed to pay a hefty fine and install pollution-control equipment to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations on the Southern U...

House Trio Moves To Block EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A bipartisan trio of House members announced yesterday that they are sponsoring a bill to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating gr...

Green News Report -- January 26, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Your weather says cold, but your climate (and NASA) says HOT; Oil, oil, toil and more trouble; Plastic bag taxes -- do the...

Weekly Mulch: Murkowski Vs. the EPA

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Mulch: Murkowski Vs. the EPABy Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger On Thursday afternoon, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) pulled out a rarely-use...

Blanche Lincoln Cosponsors Murkowski's Dirty Air Act

wonkroom.thinkprogress.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Like Murkowski and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Lincoln is demonstrating a shocking disregard for her state's interests, the health of her constituents,...

Back to the Gilded Age!

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

A little over nine years ago (December 12, 2000) the conservative majority on the Supreme Court intervened in the disputed presidential election betwe...

Lisa Murkowski Leads The Assault On EPA Global Warming Regulation

Mother Jones | Erin Arvedlund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The cap-and-trade bill may have stalled in Congress, but its opponents aren't taking it easy. They've launched a new assault on the Environmental Prot...

Obama on His Own

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Using his executive authority, President Barack Obama can instruct power plants to slash emissions and order new efficiency standards to cut the energy used by consumer and commercial appliances.

Shahien Nasiripour

Another Company May Leave Chamber of Commerce Over Extreme Position On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The holding company owned by multi-billionaire Ronald Perelman is debating whether to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Huffington Post has lear...

Murkowski Guns for Clean Air Act

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

If Sen. Murkowski succeeds in weakening the Clean Air Act, big polluters will cheer, but our health -- and the planet's -- will suffer.

Copenhagen Blues: Obama's Weak Hand on Climate, and the California Option

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William Bradley

Obama has cobbled together some impressive-looking cards, including action in California. But he's nowhere near signing a Copenhagen Protocol, were one to emerge, which it will not.

WildEarth Guardians, Environmental Group, File Suit To Prevent Xcel From Opening New Coal Plant

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — An environmental group wants a judge to prevent Xcel Energy from firing up a new coal-fired plant in southern Colorado until a court ca...

The Real Climate Choice Before Congress: Cap and Trade or Command and Control?

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

EPA's proposal to regulate greenhouse gases as pollutants is a hacksaw, when the Obama Administration would rather operate with a scalpel.

Tax the Guy Behind the Tree

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Big Carbon is fighting for its life and seems determined to do as much damage as it can before it faces the inevitable. The world will move on to a clean-energy, post-coal-and-oil economy.

Will the Senate Castrate the Clean Air Act Next Week?

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

Perversely, the first post-Copenhagen vote to be held by the Senate on global warming will not be to advance protection efforts, but to shut them down.

Two Moves by the U.S. and China That Could Unlock the Copenhagen Chess Game

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

The U.S. and China each need to do one more thing to give one another, and rest of the world, the confidence to move forward in Copenhagen